24 February 2017 - The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park and Conservation Area Trilateral Ministerial Committee Meeting was held in Maputo on 24 February 2017 to take stock of the progress and endorse the further implementation of the activities in the GLTP as coordinated through the Joint Management Board comprising the three partner countries of Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
24 February 2017 - The Green Scorpions from the national Department of Environmental Affairs initiated an investigation at the FG landfill site during February 2016. This process resulted in a criminal investigation where a number of samples and documents were seized. In addition, investigations by the Green Scorpions had to be undertaken at night and during the early hours of the morning when the malodour is at its most intense.
24 February 2017 - Department of Environmental Affairs in partnership with the Umsunduzi Local Municipalitytoday, 24 February 2017 handed over Alexandra Park to the people of Pietermaritzburg. The ceremony was led by the Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs Ms Barbara Thomson and Mayor of Umsunduzi local Municipality Cllr Themba Njilo.
23 February 2017 - Minister Molewa has on 17 February 2017, published in Government Notices 145 and 146 in Government Gazette No.40626 draft policies on boat-based whale watching and on white shark cage diving, for public comments. These are policies in terms of the Marine Living Resources Act, 1998 (Act No. 18 of 1998). They build up on the initial policies on boat-based whale watching and white shark cage diving.
23 February 2017 - Environmental Affairs notes recent media reports around the issuing of licenses to Atha-Africa Ventures to conduct coal mining in the Mabola region of Mpumalanga, and in particular, permission granted to mine within a protected environment in terms of Section 48 of the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, 2003.